McKinley Twin Theater

901 30th Street NW,
Canton, OH 44709

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Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp., Stanley-Warner Theatres

Architects: Drew Eberson

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: McKinley Theatre

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The McKinly Theatre was opened as as a 1,182-seat single screen in 1965. It became a twin on May 19, 1976. It sported twin balconies in both auditoriums and showed first-run films in its day. It was closed in 1996.

It is now a video rental store. Certain parts of both auditoriums are still accessible in the store.

Contributed by Mark Osterhage

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 28, 2010 at 4:14 am

Boxoffice of December 7, 1964, said that Stanley Warner Theatres had been given permission by a Federal judge to build a new theater in the McKinley Plaza shopping center at Canton, provided the circuit gave up the lease on their Ohio Theatre in downtown Canton. The Ohio had been a Warner house since the mid-1930s.

This theater opened as a first-run, single-screen house, as reported in Boxoffice of September 27, 1965. It had 1,182 seats, 831 on the mainfloor and 351 in the balcony. The screen was 25x60 feet. The McKinley Theatre was designed by architect Drew Eberson.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 28, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Don’t think i ever of a twin theatre with two balconies.this is a neat Theatre and thanks again for the pictures chuck1231,and Joe’s always good research.

TLSLOEWS on June 28, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Nice looking kind of plain theatre on the outside at least.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 28, 2010 at 3:27 pm

I Think it would be a neat theatre to work.

rivest266 on November 8, 2021 at 1:11 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on November 8, 2021 at 5:39 pm

Opened on August 31st, 1965.

rivest266 on November 8, 2021 at 9:32 pm

Two screens opened on May 19th, 1976, shortly after National Cinemas took it over.

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